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Though Thomas Edison is recognized as the inventor of the light bulb, African-American inventor Lewis Latimer played an important role in its development. In 1881, Latimer patented a method for making carbon filaments, allowing light bulbs to burn for hours instead of minutes. Latimer also drafted the drawings that helped Alexander Graham Bell receive a patent for the telephone.

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Lewis Howard Latimer: The TRUE Inventor of the Electric Light! (1848–1928)

Great photo of Lewis Latimer (1848–1928) invented an important part of the light bulb — the carbon filament. Worked for Edison.

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Science downloads for 1st-12th grades - Using for Earth Science unit study and Human Body unit study

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